Society and regional strategies
New Ruralities in France
Because of the mobility of people, goods, information and lifestyles, rural areas are experiencing profound change. The end of the rural exodus, the transformation of lifestyles and images attached to the countryside are contributing to the design of new areas and are the presage of renewed dynamism. One major aspect of the future of ruralities resides in the increasingly intricated relationships between rural and urban areas. More and more, agriculture is sharing space with residential zones and natural environments. The New Ruralities foresight study was designed to inform INRA's views on the possible future of ruralities by adopting a novel approach that involved a wide variety of actors and disciplines.
Published on 10 December 2008